has reached a significant milestone in its long history by developing a street bike
that will create an innovative new riding concept. This will focus on a unique combination
of performance and versatility, with the pleasure and fun of riding the machine.
ambitious project to be successful, selecting the best engine set-up had to be of
primary importance. The joint decision taken with BMW's engine development team
in Munich was to go for the highly reliable and technologically advanced BMW F 800
R's 800cc twin-cylinder engine. This would then be adapted to the specific needs
of Husqvarna's new bike concept.
has been driven by an appreciation for the quality of the 800cc BMW engine, together
with a need for the sporty characteristics Husqvarna stands for. The engine capacity
has therefore been upgraded to 900cc and many of the main components have been reworked
to meet specific needs. This allows a reasonable increase in power and torque, which
translates into an outstanding and fun riding experience.
and exhaust layouts have been designed to create the optimum balance of performance
and functionality in terms of weight reduction and mass distribution.
is remarkable in terms of engine characteristics, because the power delivery is
linear and smooth at low rpm, but strong and outstanding at high revs. This means
that the bike is easy to ride, giving immediate confidence to less experienced riders,
while also delivering a great riding experience for more accomplished and experienced
project is a result of the close cooperation between Husqvarna's and BMW Motorrad's
engine development departments from the very first sketch. It brought together the
know-how from both companies, as well as some added value from the expertise of
former F1 engineers. The same kind of cooperation has been achieved with the development
of the bike itself – this will be the first Husqvarna street bike to combine BMW
Motorrad technology with Husqvarna genes in terms of design and riding experience.
one of the first steps that demonstrates the synergy between BMW Motorrad and Husqvarna
for the development of street bikes.